birthmark

noun

birth·​mark ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio)
: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

Examples of birthmark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His parents noticed a birthmark on his leg shaped like an angel wing, and M.R.I. scans later revealed tumors on his heart, kidneys and brain. Kayla Guo, New York Times, 26 Dec. 2023 Lauren was born with Sturge-Weber Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder with symptoms that include a large purple-red birthmark on the face, in addition to intellectual disability, migraines, and a host of other conditions. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 4 Nov. 2023 Most lighthouses have distinctive features, as familiar as a child’s birthmark to those who know them. Dorothy Wickenden, The New Yorker, 30 Oct. 2023 This foundation is formulated to effectively cover imperfections, including scars, varicose veins, birthmarks, tattoos, and uneven skin tone. Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 26 Sep. 2023 My little sister had a birthmark there,'’’ Seiler said, recounting those who called in to the show. Ellen Knickmeyer, Chicago Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 Koffi was born with a large Rorschach-esque birthmark that frightened his mother, Mujila (Yves-Marina Gnahoua), who labeled him a sorcerer and banished him to Europe. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Sep. 2023 There’s a little boy pictured with a birthmark on his stomach on page two just like her son’s. Holly Carter, Peoplemag, 8 June 2023 Toni also has a small birthmark above her right eyebrow. Veronica Fulton, NBC News, 11 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of birthmark was in 1579

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“Birthmark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birthmark. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

birthmark

noun
birth·​mark ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio)
: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth

Medical Definition

birthmark

noun
birth·​mark ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio)
: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus
birthmark transitive verb
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